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Senior Compensation Analyst

Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 6357 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.


We are seeking a Senior Compensation Analyst who will support the Compensation Management Division in the Human Resources Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


The primary purpose of this position is to provide total compensation consulting services to the Human Resources organization and to line organizations at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Senior Compensation Analyst will interface with leadership across multiple lines of business and with Human Resources leadership in designing, developing and delivering total compensation policies and programs that enables ORNL to recruit and retain the staff necessary to empower the laboratory to become the premier research institute in the world.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Act as a total compensation advisor to insure appropriate implementation of all compensation programs 
  • Conduct internal equity and job analysis across ORNL organizations, reviewing positions for proper ORNL job ladder and band assignment to insure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Research, benchmark, and analyze data to establish appropriate salary levels, and pay bands for targeted new positions
  • Participate in compensation surveys, perform survey job matching, and conduct ad-hoc benchmarking and market research as needed
  • Re-evaluate current job positions, promotions, and compensation proposals for internal job moves
  • In support of the annual Compensation Increase Plan, conduct market analysis, gap to market analysis, and develop an annual merit matrix, making pay band structure movement decisions
  • Assist in the allocation of organizational total compensation budgets and tracking of actual spend versus budget
  • Create, modify, and maintain required reports.  Run ad-hoc queries as requested
  • Ability to analyze data and derive conclusions and make recommendations or explanations as necessary
  • Partner with cross functional teams on special projects such as designing and implementing new compensation programs, process improvements, compensation assessments and automation of new solutions
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the development and sustainment of an organizational culture reflecting the highest standards of integrity, values and ethics
  • Work performed without appreciable direction, exercising considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments
  • Interprets local, state, and federal laws regulating compensation practices
  • Understanding that effects of decisions are long-lasting and heavily influence the future course of the organization
  • Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results would result in the expenditure of large amounts of company resources


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business with a minimum of eight years of relevant Compensation Analyst experience
  • The successful candidate must be self-motivated and self-directed
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to handle superior level of confidentiality concerning employee information
  • The incumbent must have proven ability to work in a consultative manner as a team member in a collaborative environment
  • This position requires a high level of proficiency in business computing software, HRIS systems and reporting writing tools, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer


Qualifications Desired:

  • Compensation Analyst experience in a large organization
  • Human Resources experience with a Department of Energy Managing and Operating contractor
  • Experience with Success Factors and SAP software
  • CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) designation or progress towards a CCP


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